CASHINAM Committee Member

Mark Teo

Committee Member

Mark Teo is a Senior Policy Advisor at WorkSafeBC’s Policy, Regulation and Research Division, and currently chairs WorkSafeBC’s Exposure Limit Review Committee. He has over 20 years of academic, regulatory and industrial research and work experience in nanotechnology and occupational health & safety; this includes being an Occupational Hygiene Officer at WorkSafeBC’s Prevention Field Services for over 9 years. Mark obtained his B.Sc. and Ph.D. in chemistry at the University of British Columbia. He also has integrated hands-on experience in synthesizing and characterizing engineered nanomaterials for industrial applications including surface coatings, thin films and fuel cells. Since 2009, Mark is an active member of the Canadian Standards Association (CSA) Nanotechnology Occupational Health & Safety Technical Committee. He is also an active, recognized member and a Vice-Chair of the Canadian Mirror Committee for ISO/TC 229 Nanotechnologies, and has represented Canada internationally in developing international consensus standards on nanotechnology topics including (i) terminology, (ii) analytical sampling methods; and (iii) occupational health & safety. Mark currently sits on review and steering committees on a number of research groups in Canada involved in nanotechnology and developing analytical sampling methods.

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